He studies migration, diaspora politics, and citizenship with a particular interest in the determinants of emigrant rights and diaspora enfranchisement policies at the intersection of political crises in developing [sending] countries. He focuses on the MENA region especially Egypt and Tunisia. His research has been published in Political Studies Review, and the Center for American Studies and Research at the American University in Cairo.
Ahmed is a Graduate Research and Teaching Assistant. He won the Spring 2023 GSAS-GradGov Research Grant at Georgetown for his project titled “emigrant attitudes in restrictive-labor migrant systems." He is also a recipient of Georgetown's Outstanding Teaching Assistant award in the “Social Sciences” category. Ahmed is an Instructor of Record at Georgetown’s School of Continuing Studies, and a Communications Officer at the Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA). He served as an elected member of the American Political Science Association’s (APSA) Migration and Citizenship section. He presented at the conferences of APSA, Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN), CPSA, Middle East Studies Association (MESA), and the Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA).
Before coming to Georgetown, Ahmed received a MA degree in Political Science from the University of Toronto after writing a thesis on the role of militaries in the 2011 Bahraini, Egyptian, Libyan, and Syrian uprisings. Prior, he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Honors Political Science, a Bachelor of Business Administration, and a minor in History, Summa Cum Laude, from the American University in Cairo. He also undertook summer non-degree programs at Oxford University’s St. Antony's College and UCLA. During his undergraduate study, Ahmed served as a presidential student ambassador, research assistant, model united nations and model arab league secretariat, and contributed to research centers and student papers. He was an intern at the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime and the German Federal Enterprise for International Corporation-GIZ. He also served as the Research Assistant to the Executive Director of the Middle East and North Africa Health Policy Forum, a research organization hosted by the Economic Research Forum in Cairo, Egypt, and volunteered as an editor for the Multicultural Historical Society of Ontario.